Alcohol Addiction

alcohol detox

Alcohol Detox Explained

Alcohol detox and withdrawal can be life-threatening. Safety should be the utmost important thing when undergoing alcohol detox. The safest way to detox is under strict medical supervision. Having the support of experienced, specialized professionals enables you to detox from alcohol safely and properly. ...

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understanding alcohol related dementia

Understanding Alcohol Dementia

Overall, while alcoholism and alcohol dementia can be a daunting battle for those with substance abuse problems and their families, when diagnosed and treated early enough they are not life-threatening conditions, and a course of modified dementia treatment alongside standard rehabilitation for alcoholism is usually...

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living with an alcoholic

Living With An Alcoholic

Alcohol use disorder may cause mental health problems. An alcoholic may become emotional or reactive in certain situations. Living with an alcoholic can create friction between a couple or a parent and children. It is all too common for a family unit to be broken...

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helping an alcoholic

How to Help an Alcoholic

Alcohol use disorder treatment is ongoing. It doesn’t end after attending rehab. A recovery program gives an alcoholic the tools to deal with the issue. However, the treatment journey is long and winding. You may attend meetings or support groups with your loved one following...

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What are the Stages of Alcoholism

What are the Stages of Alcoholism

Reckless drinking can lead to an individual entering end stage alcoholism. The mind and body will have taken a heavy toll from years of drink abuse. Individuals will suffer from several health issues. Potential health problems could be an enlarged liver and cardiac issues....

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alcohol chest pain

Alcohol Chest Pain

sometimes called ‘holiday heart syndrome’. The name is derived from the increase in presentations to doctors and hospitals by patients who, after an excess of alcohol over a holiday period, are now experiencing worrying chest pains. The British Medical Journal has published findings showing that...

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do drunk people tell the truth

Do Drunk People Tell the Truth

When alcohol is consumed, it overloads the working memory, impairs judgment, causes primary inhibitory impairment in social settings, and affects social rationalization and the ability to decipher if something is socially acceptable. If inhibitions and social rationalization are both lowered, a person may say what...

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wet brain

What Is Wet Brain

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome takes place when an individual suffers brain damage due to heavy and repeated exposure to alcohol. Also known as wet brain, the problem occurs due to a deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine). The wet brain stem does not receive enough vitamin B1 resulting...

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ethanol abuse

ETOH Abuse

There are several treatment options for ETOH abuse. The first thing to do is to determine if you or a loved one has an alcohol problem. If you do, then treatment is available. You may be able to quit drinking cold turkey, but if you...

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The effects of fetal alcohol syndrome can vary in severity from child to child and not every child will have all or every effect that another child may have because of it. The effects that are caused by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are not reversible....

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